A teen won the lottery twice in a week in California, cashing in on more than $655,000 on two scratch-off tickets.
Rosa Dominguez, 19, pulled the first winner for $555,555 in Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County and the other for $100,000 in Greenfield in Monterey County, said the California Lottery.
"I was so nervous I just wanted to cry," said Dominguez.
The teenager said she was driving home from Arizona when she stopped at a gas station in Paso Robles and purchased some scratch-off cards, including a $5 Power 5 ticket. When she scratched it off, she found out she won the top prize of $555,555.
Dominguez purchased more lottery scratch-offs at the Greenfield station a few days later and won another $100,000 on the $5 Lucky Fortune Scratcher game, according to the lottery.
Dominguez recently turned the tickets into the California Lottery's East Bay District Office in Hayward to claim her two prizes of more than a half-million dollars.
"Not a bad week for someone who is technically still a teenager," the lottery said in a statement. "As for her plans for the money, Dominguez tells us that she wants to go shopping and buy herself a new car."
California continued to be one of top states for lottery winners with 62,653 players winning various prizes in the Powerball game on Saturday, according to the Powerball website. No one, though, won the Powerball top prize, putting the current Powerball jackpot at $155 million with a cash payout of $95.9 million.
Mega Millions will be drawing for its largest jackpot in a year on Tuesday with the possible winnings estimated at $202 million and a cash option of $123 million.
Californians have done well there, as well, with David Trapp of Laguna Hills winning the last Mega Millions top prize of $61 million on April 28.
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